The AYLAcademy NOMINATIONS – Are OPEN

The Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (The AYLAcademy) is offering its first Open House at Ingleside Elementary on September 18, 2017. You are invited to join us in hearing the fantastic things we have in store for this year’s Academy.  If your daughter is in grades 1st – 5th and enrolled in a Norfolk School, contact us to RSVP for this year’s Open House.

Nomination Packets will be available for Parents to give to their daughter’s teachers on this day! Email us today for more information at officers@smgis4me.org

Parents, you may refer your daughters by sharing this page with her teacher, counselor, dean, or school administrator. Nominations must come from the school level.  So nominate today a young lady for our Academy – 1st – 5th-grade girls are eligible.
The AYLAcademy Teacher Nomination

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RECAP: The AYLAcademy, 2017

WE are so very proud of our Young Leaders of the Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (The AYLAcademy). Here’s a recap of our 2017 Academy  –

– 5 Months offering 6 Sessions | 4 Facilitators
– 42 Young Leaders Nominated (6 of which attend other Elem schools)
(1st – 5th grade female students)
– 31 Young Leaders Accepted & GRADUATED
– 15 Young Leaders received HONOR ROLL for 1st & 2nd Qtr
– 6 Young Leaders received Perfect Attendance
– 23 Mentors served as Volunteers (Students from ODU & HU)
– 3 Parent Liaisons | 1 School Liasion
– 2 Staff Members & 1 Administrative Assistant
– 3 SMG, Inc Board Members
Young Leaders WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!
#Ahalaa #WhoopWhoop
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The AYLA Young Leaders at Now You’re Cooking Studio

The AYLAcademy Graduation, 2017

The Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (The AYLAcademy) welcomes Dr. Carletta N. Perry to be our guest speaker for this year’s AYLAcademy Graduation at Ingleside Elementary. 6 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017.

We are so proud of our Young Leaders! Growing and maturing together!

The Face of The AYLAcademy, 2016

We are seeking Sponsors with an interest in giving to inspire, encourage and empower our youth, especially our daughters in the areas of etiquette, leadership enhancement, self-awareness and perspective and civic and community engagement. Please contact us here or at info@smgis4me.org and we will forward you our Sponsor benefits for The AYLAcademy.

*view General Sponsorship Letter here on our website

Thank you,
She’Matters GIRLS, Inc

Congratulations Young Leaders

Congratulations to our “31” Young Leaders! These AYLA Girls will begin The AYLAcademy today, Monday, November 14th at Ingleside Elementary School.

  1. B. Powell
  2. C. Dunlap
  3. C. Wade
  4. D. Sampson
  5. I. Curtis
  6. I. Simpson
  7. I. Stewart
  8. J. Allen
  9. J. Kelly
  10. K. Reyes
  11. K. Russell
  12. K. Whitaker
  13. L. Rome
  14. M. Aby Faye
  15. S. Neal
  16. S. Owens
  17. T. Askew
  18. T. Barnes
  19. T. Johnson
  20. Y. Tolbert
  21. Y. Valencia
  22. Z. Wilson
  23. Z. Settles
  24. A. Bailey
  25. A. Basnight
  26. A. Shell
  27. A. Tolbert
  28. B. Barnes
  29. J. Cephas
  30. R. Lopez
  31. T. Campbell

The AYLAcademy Referral

 

For more information about The Aspiring Young Leaders Academy| The AYLAcademy | & how to submit a referral for your daughter to participate, join us at the #IPGC2k16 Conference by registering today at ImPOWERful Girls Conference

 

She’Matters GIRLS, Inc: Communication Beyond Words

SMG, Inc is passionate about grooming a generation of natural leaders. Because we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our daughters, this AYLA Session of the Aspiring Young Leaders work to perfect their public presentation and overall communication skills. They’ve learned that practice always makes better! Take a listen for yourself, let us know what you think. This is their second trail video of public speaking, how did they do?
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Let us know what you think of their progress!

 

The AYLAcademy Public Speaking: Phase II

Growing up, standing in front of our peers for many of us made us a ball of nervous energy. Today, some of our youth look at “public speaking” as an intimidating task. What we’ve done first is to make it fun, easy and simple. Starting with these easy questions for each of our AYLA Girls. We asked each Young Leader to state the following –
1. Share your name,
2. What’s your grade and age,
3. Share 1 fun fact about themselves and
4. Tell us what they’ve learned/remembered most from the Academy.

Allowing the Young Leaders to practice speaking among their AYLA Sisters in this manner takes away the pressure. Practicing often and in this manner, helps them build confidence about their skill which ultimately promotes greater presenters and speakers.

Take a glimpse at The AYLAcademy Young Leaders Public Speaking Phase II video
AYLA Public Speaking Phase II

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Committed to grooming Natural Leaders!
Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our daughters!